Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

Is it a Good Idea to Give a Puppy as a Christmas Gift?

Everyone loves puppies, and everyone loves receiving gifts.  With that in mind, why wouldn’t be obvious that everyone would love to get a puppy as a gift?  The answer roughly falls into the concept of “It is a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

Many dog lovers just don’t have the time or financial resources to take care of a puppy full time.  Many people love puppies and dogs but just can’t put up with all the maintenance that they naturally require.

You also have to take a look at this from the puppy’s perspective.  Some puppies “take to people” differently than others.  It doesn’t mean that the puppy is mean or bad or that the person is mean or bad.  They must might have not been made for each other.  If the puppy is being given as a gift, this needs to be worked out before they are handed this cute, little bundle with a big bow.

Robin and I have a great article that helps you walk through all the things you need to consider before giving a puppy as a gift at Christmas or any other time of the year.  Please check out our dog training article titled “Is it a Good Idea to Give a Puppy as a Christmas Gift”.

Understand what you need to know before considering giving a puppy as a gift

How Can I Stop My Dog Nipping at My Heels?

One of the most annoying things that our dog does to us is to nip at our heels when we pass by them.  Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t happen.  The one thing for sure is that when our dog nips at us, we normally go nuts, kick at them, scream, or just get generally agitated.

The one thing that we never remember is that all these things we do when our dog makes us mad by nipping at us never work.  All they normally do is to get our dog more crazy and they then turn from nipping into jumping and barking.  We need to understand that whatever we are doing is not working.

Our dogs focus on our body language and when we pass by them, we naturally switch from a strong state into a weak or even playful state.  This sends a signal to our dog that they now have the opportunity to take charge and get their way.  This normally displays itself as the initial nipping of our pants when we pass by.

Robin and I have a great article that goes into more detail about what our dogs are thinking because of our inappropriate and uneducated actions.  We will educate you as to what you should be doing to make this annoying  occurrence go away for good.  Please take a look at our dog training article titled “How Can I Stop My Dog Nipping at My Heels”.

Stop your dog nipping your heels

What is the One Thing My Dog Needs to Know?

The biggest mistake that many dog owners do is focus far more on things like “Come”, “Sit”, and “Stay” than what is really important.  Let’s think about this for a moment…

When you were in school and the teacher was going to teach you some math problems from the chalk board, you were ready to learn and could easily concentrate on what was going on.  Why was that?

The reason was that you felt safe and understood what was going on and understood that you were the student with all the other kids and you were there to learn.  We often to not communicate to our dog that he is safe, and everything around him will be fine.

If you don’t assure your dog that all is fine because you are the one making sure he will always be safe, you will never be able to guide him to the actions you require for him to establish a position in your family.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that will quickly resolve this shortcoming and give you a great dog for life.  Please check out our article titled “What is the One Thing My Dog Needs to Know”.

Your dog needs to feel safe and secure before you can start training him

How Do I Introduce My Dog to Holiday House Guests?

The Holidays are always great when family and friends come over and hang out or stay over at your house.  Holidays, home, family, and friends are always a great mix.  The problem is that this really changes how things are going on around your house.  You understand, but does your dog?

To answer the question, No.  You need to prepare your dog for the onslaught of people coming into “your dog’s world” and also let your house guests understand how to act around your dog. We have a great article that helps explain all of this.  Please visit our Blog Site and check out our dog training article titled “How Do I Introduce My Dog to Holiday House Guests”.  It will make the entire “Holiday experience” a lot better for all involved.

Learn how to have your dog be introduced to your holiday house guests

What Are Some Food Safety Tips for My Dog at Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a great time of family coming together and enjoying all the great foods of the season.  Unfortunately, many of these foods that we love can be harmful or even deadly to your dog.

You not only need to make sure that you and your family members understand what foods can be dangerous to your dog, you need to “doggie-poison proof” your holiday venue.  Being proactive and having food that your dog does like and is healthy for him is a great step in avoiding the bad “human” food that could be very harmful.

Robin and I have a great dog training and safety article that will explain everything you need to do to keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving Holiday.  You will also be quite surprised at the foods you probably would give your dog if you hadn’t read our article.  Please check out our article titled “What Are Some Food Safety Tips for My Dog at Thanksgiving” and keep your dog happy and healthy this holiday season.

Be prepared top keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving Holiday by understanding what foods are poisonous to him

How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home?

Going on a family trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas is never on the “Top Ten Things I Want to Do” list.  Adding that the trip is a road trip and that you will have your family dog with you in the car and at your relatives and in the car coming back makes it even just that more special.  You love your dog at home, what is the problem with a road trip and at the relatives?

As with any new experiences, you are not sure how your dog will react.  You can resolve your fears is you prepare your dog for the trip and experience at your relatives.  Practicing “road trips” before you actually start out on your long journey will help you proactively resolve issues and make the actual trip a happy and safe time for all.

Robin and I have created a great training article that provides simple steps to make your road trip to and from your relatives a great time for the entire family.  We also provide a process to help you and everyone at your relatives’ house to help your dog feel safe and happy.  Having a fun and joyous dog with you during the Holidays can be a great thing. Please read our article titled “How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home” to learn more.

Holiday road trips can be hard even without your dog. Make sure you and your dog are ready for the holiday road trip to your parents

Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

Is it a Good Idea to Give a Puppy as a Christmas Gift?

Everyone loves puppies, and everyone loves receiving gifts.  With that in mind, why wouldn’t be obvious that everyone would love to get a puppy as a gift?  The answer roughly falls into the concept of “It is a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

Many dog lovers just don’t have the time or financial resources to take care of a puppy full time.  Many people love puppies and dogs but just can’t put up with all the maintenance that they naturally require.

You also have to take a look at this from the puppy’s perspective.  Some puppies “take to people” differently than others.  It doesn’t mean that the puppy is mean or bad or that the person is mean or bad.  They must might have not been made for each other.  If the puppy is being given as a gift, this needs to be worked out before they are handed this cute, little bundle with a big bow.

Robin and I have a great article that helps you walk through all the things you need to consider before giving a puppy as a gift at Christmas or any other time of the year.  Please check out our dog training article titled “Is it a Good Idea to Give a Puppy as a Christmas Gift”.

Understand what you need to know before considering giving a puppy as a gift

How Can I Stop My Dog Nipping at My Heels?

One of the most annoying things that our dog does to us is to nip at our heels when we pass by them.  Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t happen.  The one thing for sure is that when our dog nips at us, we normally go nuts, kick at them, scream, or just get generally agitated.

The one thing that we never remember is that all these things we do when our dog makes us mad by nipping at us never work.  All they normally do is to get our dog more crazy and they then turn from nipping into jumping and barking.  We need to understand that whatever we are doing is not working.

Our dogs focus on our body language and when we pass by them, we naturally switch from a strong state into a weak or even playful state.  This sends a signal to our dog that they now have the opportunity to take charge and get their way.  This normally displays itself as the initial nipping of our pants when we pass by.

Robin and I have a great article that goes into more detail about what our dogs are thinking because of our inappropriate and uneducated actions.  We will educate you as to what you should be doing to make this annoying  occurrence go away for good.  Please take a look at our dog training article titled “How Can I Stop My Dog Nipping at My Heels”.

Stop your dog nipping your heels

What is the One Thing My Dog Needs to Know?

The biggest mistake that many dog owners do is focus far more on things like “Come”, “Sit”, and “Stay” than what is really important.  Let’s think about this for a moment…

When you were in school and the teacher was going to teach you some math problems from the chalk board, you were ready to learn and could easily concentrate on what was going on.  Why was that?

The reason was that you felt safe and understood what was going on and understood that you were the student with all the other kids and you were there to learn.  We often to not communicate to our dog that he is safe, and everything around him will be fine.

If you don’t assure your dog that all is fine because you are the one making sure he will always be safe, you will never be able to guide him to the actions you require for him to establish a position in your family.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that will quickly resolve this shortcoming and give you a great dog for life.  Please check out our article titled “What is the One Thing My Dog Needs to Know”.

Your dog needs to feel safe and secure before you can start training him

How Do I Introduce My Dog to Holiday House Guests?

The Holidays are always great when family and friends come over and hang out or stay over at your house.  Holidays, home, family, and friends are always a great mix.  The problem is that this really changes how things are going on around your house.  You understand, but does your dog?

To answer the question, No.  You need to prepare your dog for the onslaught of people coming into “your dog’s world” and also let your house guests understand how to act around your dog. We have a great article that helps explain all of this.  Please visit our Blog Site and check out our dog training article titled “How Do I Introduce My Dog to Holiday House Guests”.  It will make the entire “Holiday experience” a lot better for all involved.

Learn how to have your dog be introduced to your holiday house guests

What Are Some Food Safety Tips for My Dog at Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a great time of family coming together and enjoying all the great foods of the season.  Unfortunately, many of these foods that we love can be harmful or even deadly to your dog.

You not only need to make sure that you and your family members understand what foods can be dangerous to your dog, you need to “doggie-poison proof” your holiday venue.  Being proactive and having food that your dog does like and is healthy for him is a great step in avoiding the bad “human” food that could be very harmful.

Robin and I have a great dog training and safety article that will explain everything you need to do to keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving Holiday.  You will also be quite surprised at the foods you probably would give your dog if you hadn’t read our article.  Please check out our article titled “What Are Some Food Safety Tips for My Dog at Thanksgiving” and keep your dog happy and healthy this holiday season.

Be prepared top keep your dog safe this Thanksgiving Holiday by understanding what foods are poisonous to him

How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home?

Going on a family trip over Thanksgiving or Christmas is never on the “Top Ten Things I Want to Do” list.  Adding that the trip is a road trip and that you will have your family dog with you in the car and at your relatives and in the car coming back makes it even just that more special.  You love your dog at home, what is the problem with a road trip and at the relatives?

As with any new experiences, you are not sure how your dog will react.  You can resolve your fears is you prepare your dog for the trip and experience at your relatives.  Practicing “road trips” before you actually start out on your long journey will help you proactively resolve issues and make the actual trip a happy and safe time for all.

Robin and I have created a great training article that provides simple steps to make your road trip to and from your relatives a great time for the entire family.  We also provide a process to help you and everyone at your relatives’ house to help your dog feel safe and happy.  Having a fun and joyous dog with you during the Holidays can be a great thing. Please read our article titled “How Will My Dog, My Family, and I Survive our Thanksgiving Trip Home” to learn more.

Holiday road trips can be hard even without your dog. Make sure you and your dog are ready for the holiday road trip to your parents